Actor and comedian Tim Allen spoke to late night host Jimmy Kimmel Thursday night about how dangerous it is to be a conservative in Hollywood today, “joking” that “You get beat up if you don’t believe what everybody believes.”
Kimmel asked Allen about attending President Donald Trump’s inauguration and he responded: “You’ve gotta be real careful around here. You get beat up if you don’t believe what everybody believes.”
“This is like ’30s Germany. I don’t know what happened,” he added. “If you’re not part of the group, ‘you know what we believe is right,’ I go, ‘Well, I might have a problem with that,'” the Last Man Standing star explained.
Allen talked about how he’d never been to anything quite like the inauguration before.
“This government does stuff big,” he said. “Just so many people, and when they show up, you know, the ex-president gets in a helicopter and there’s jets and marines taking him this way and there’s parades, but it looks like a Cadillac parade, everything was just rows of Cadillacs.”
“My kids were going, ‘Is this the parade?’ It’s like black Cadillac after black Cadillac and then a tractor,” he joked.
Allen was one of the few celebrities with positive things to say about Trump during the 2016 campaign. The comedian complimented Trump in January of last year, telling the Hollywood Reporter that Trump seemed like a candidate who “might be able to do the stuff that really needs fixing.”
“Give that guy the roads, bridges, infrastructure, power grid — just have him fix that sh*t for four years. He’s good at that,” the actor said at the time. “And he’s a businessman so he understands how debt load works.”
Allen also sat down for an interview with Megyn Kelly after the election and took Hollywood to task for their hypocrisy.
“What I find odd in Hollywood is that they didn’t like Trump because he was a bully,” Allen said. “But if you had any kind of inkling that you were for Trump, you got bullied for doing that. And it gets a little bit hypocritical to me.”
You can watch the interview below: